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$750(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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$474or less

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$324or less

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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.1
China Southern
Overall score based on 5,522 reviews
7.3
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
7.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
6.7
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "No..no redeeming features.."
Cons: "Coffee was the worst I've ever had. The 2+1 powdered mil and coffee stick. Truly awful. But i suppose there aren't many people on the flight who would order coffee..I would even pay extra for a coffee if they had a quality option. Food is comparable to a school canteen. I would probably pay 20rmb for this in Shanghai. Frozen butter for the half-frozen bread. They really couldn't do worse..."

Pros: "I liked that the crew were very attentive and smiling."
Cons: "The flight was bad because of the passengers who had no sense of personal space."

Pros: "Attentive crew, good breakfast in business class"
Cons: "Very warm, delay in boarding"

Pros: "I think just the boarding experience."
Cons: "Food and needs to widen the selection of movies with current ones. Also, it was difficult to understand since it was mostly written in Chinese language."

Cons: "Cabin crew doesn’t speak much English. Food isn’t great but what airplane food is?"

Cons: "Milk and sugar in the coffee."

Pros: "Very nice comfortable seats in business and wonderful FA. This was a short connection so i was nervous what to do as ive never been to guangzhou before...but they met me at the departure stairs, another person guided me thru all the steps to security and it was great! No line at security so i was thru fast...very impressive airport and china southern"
Cons: "No vip bus for businessclass, we waited a long time, poor organization. Flight delaye of 30 minutes. Then nine of my luggage arrived in manila!! Very bad! The baggage agent couldnt tell even where the bags were at...very poor organization. Finally got the bags de,ivered the next day but no compensation...im unimoressed with this asoect of china southern..poorly done"

Pros: "The crew is very friendly , hard working and helpful."
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Boarding was fast even though the flight wa delayed and they allowed me to sit in a different seat since the flight wasn’t full."
Cons: "No vegetarian option. There were still sausage with my egg. No entertainment system. Not everything was translated to English so I didn’t understand what was going on."

Pros: "Great smooth flight"

Cons: "Flight was late. Disembarked at the China Southern repair building. Miles from the terminal"

Cons: "The crew has difficulty communicating in English which makes even a small request stressful."

Pros: "entertainment system"
Cons: "Didnt work"

Pros: "The service was outstanding. They had a person waiting as we got off the first flight to guide us to the second flight. The stewardesses were attentive and outstanding. The seats were comfortable, the food and movie optons were top notch. I can't recommend business class highly enough."
Cons: "I loved everything!"

Pros: "The price"
Cons: "In business, food was unedible !!!! Flight attendants can’t speak English. They still using bus to transfer you from airplane to terminal witch take lots of time . Then u have a layover in Guangzhou China. They still working on internet service and only one place to eat really bad food . I highly recommend to bring your food with you. And to make everything just great I never received my luggage. Of course you try to call customer service. Guess what no one is available"

Pros: "leg room"
Cons: "No toiletry bag"

Pros: "Good leg room"
Cons: "Two flights now that I had a touchscreen that didn't work. Flight was fine but not exceptional. The main frustrations were from inconsiderate passengers - no doubt the ones who take advantage of lower airfares."

Pros: "Wonderful staff. We had a problem with our entertainment system and so they upgraded us to first class. Felt really valued."

Pros: "Good service."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Seats were ok. Downloaded media for each seat was diverse and entertaining. Food was alright."
Cons: "Crew was pretty curt and not polite. They also 'didn't have time' to load my bag onto the plane, along with ~15 other people. I had to wait two days for it to arrive. 'No time' to load bags is kind of an odd and slightly unacceptable reason to not load baggage onto a plane. Airlines close check-in for flights 30 mins before departure time to ensure that all bags make it onto the plane. I was 3 hours early. Don't know why they 'didn't have time'. They also broke my friend's bag."

Pros: "Basically I didn’t like much. Food was terrible, individual tv entertainment wasn’t available on my return flight A330."
Cons: "Food , tv, many hours of waiting for boarding"

Pros: "Great crew service!"

Pros: "Flight was average - no real complaints onboard expect the movie selection was boring with hardly any new options."
Cons: "I was told to request my tourist visa in a Amsterdam prior to boarding. The agents there said to do it in China. In China, they said I should have done it it Amsterdam and had a 6-hour wait to obtain one. We only had a 12-hour layover and an 8-hour tour booked. We lost $360 because of this and the airline attendants in China were completely useless and nobody knew what to do. We spent 12 miserable hours in this airport."

Pros: "November 14, 2017 Take flight CZ373 from Southern Airlines to Ho Chi Minh City from Guangzhou. My mom is 83 years old and need a wheelchair to walk. The flight crew arranged her on the machine. The flight Attendants let her sit in the front row and the stewardess is beautiful. Nov 21 return From Ho Chi Minh to Guangzhou. Flight CZ3070 Crew performed equally well. Thanks to Southern Airlines. The next choice of travel must be selected. I wish business is booming. Veng Hong Fan Email: fan_bonnie@yahoo.com.hk 23 Nov, 2017"

Pros: "The A330 is a very roomy aircraft with lots of leg room and a charging plug for usb. The crew were friendly and efficient. Dinner service is completed so quickly by China Southern."
Cons: "We were delayed around half an hour before leaving China. It wasn't a big deal but it made us half an hour late arriving in Melbourne."

Pros: "WiFi on board"

Pros: "Good food, good entertainment tv."
Cons: "If the chairs at the back of the airplane had foot restit would have been a perfect flight"

Cons: "Food was average. but as I paid a low a low fare I was overall very pleased. I provided my own headphones as the supplied headphones are usually terrible on all economy flights"

Pros: "Departure on time Clean aircraft Nice and helpful crew Professional pilots"
Cons: "Very limited weight for checked-in & carry-on baggage High rate for excess baggage"

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "Delayed with no warning ahead of the departure time. No entertainment options."

Cons: "I reserved the wheel chair service but when I checked in at the counter with the wheel chair symbol, I was told they changed the counter to the other one which is far away and they also rejected to help me check in there. I had to move to the one with a long queue to handle those standby customers. This is my worst experience ever. The service of China Southern airline is becoming worse and worse. Never recommend again."

Pros: "Good service, crew members are very helpful & the canine is clean"
Cons: "The remote control of the TV is not sensitive- very often I have to press twice, movie (the Martian) image quality is poor. The map application is not useful -- not able to zoom in and out, not able to display entire trip view etc. (buttons are available, but when I click on it, nothing happens). Boarding is a big hassle. It is a big plane, but requires bus services to take people from the gate to the plane, it has a 2-stories stair to go up, ppl had to carry their luggages up."

Cons: "I was transferred to Guangzhou first without prior notice."

Pros: "The international flight from New York to Guangzhou need more leg room even the upgraded economy was tight with stiff non moving arm rest for a couple wo seat together"

Cons: "Food is really bad. Movies are a bit old."

Cons: "Tv wasn't working"

Pros: "Comfortable seats, great food, nice collection of movies. The flight attendant was very pleasant and accommodating . Great airlines."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "The crew was attentive, and flights left on time."
Cons: "Had to clear customs twice. We had to get off the plane and get back on. Major pain, but it saved us money transferring to a domestic flight before taking the same flight internationally."

Pros: "Very professional and courteous operation. Departure/arrival was right on time. Connection flt transfer in Guangzhou went very smooth and is simple to pass through concourses to connecting flt. Other airlines and airports can be a major hassle, but China Southern Airlines has their business model operation down to a science. And the best part, their prices are very offirdable."

Pros: "Airlines is usually always on time. Flight staff very friendly and eager to assist passengers. I usually order my flight ticket months in advance so I always get a very great price. The meals are very good. I've used Eva Air, China Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern but I now regularly use only China Southern because I know what I will be getting with them. Oh and I fly economy. Robert..."
Cons: "No complaints. This last flight to Asia operated so smoothly."

Pros: "Quiet time for sleeping Great service Excellent food"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Food was good. Crew was helpful."
Cons: "The Boeing 787 dreamliner on the CAN - SFO segment has really poor legroom in economy, really uncomfortable on such a long haul."

Pros: "Best seat I have ever had"
Cons: "I could not check in for any of my flights on line. And was not even able to get boarding passes for my second and third flight when I checked in for my first flight. I had to check in at each destination to get my next boarding pass."

Pros: "Warm washclothes & blankets were great!"
Cons: "Did not pass out enough water (apprx 2-3 cups) to stay hydrated for a 14 hr flight."

Pros: "I was bumped from economy to business class. This was a unique experience in which I got to travel as a VIP. Economy class with China Southern is better than domestic U.S. carriers, but business class was something else."

Cons: "This airline needs to get it together with the delays. To keep it short, I will not fly with this airline again."

Cons: "Chicken in our meal had gone bad. Crew very apologetic. Then the plane was terribly hot and crew kept making excuses and the problem was never resolved. Faucet in the bathroom sprayed everywhere. One of the worst flights I've ever taken but not so off the mark for Chinese carriers"

Pros: "Everything went well!"

Pros: "Flight crew attitude was professional and friendly. Food choices were great. Great landing. My thanks to the pilot!"
Cons: "Seat was small, narrow, and not much leg room. I had difficulty with the seatbelt being too small. Upon exiting the plane into the airport, the airport was very hot and uncomfortable, which is not China Southern airline's fault."

Pros: "There was a good amount of leg room for an economy seat"
Cons: "I wish it had more movie options"

Pros: "In time"
Cons: "Don’t let customer wait long time for gate after landing"

Cons: "The crew should speak better English. They polite and helpful but clear English is a plus value"

Pros: "I like the web that show me my travel schedules, I don’t need to look for email. But when I check in airport, they ask me flight confirmation number which I don’t know either that number doesn’t indicate. So I hope that you also include flight confirmation number too."

Cons: "Delayed / diverted - no communications whatsoever"

Pros: "Crew was very nice and I was happy to get emergency exit row window seat to make the the long flight more comfortable."
Cons: "The food could have definitely been better too many shrimp and fish options even in the morning for breakfast. I was happy there has been a pasta served for dinner otherwise I wouldn’t have eaten the entire flight! Shrimp for breakfast isn’t an option for American folk and the movie selection"

Pros: "Staff was nice"
Cons: "The food vegan Movies"

Pros: "The plane was very new. Good movies and tv shows."
Cons: "The pineapple went bad...and it was just served. Also a tiny pastry, it had a flavor that the nuts had been sitting for a while."

Cons: "Too many security points"

Pros: "Nice flight; very comfortable"
Cons: "Short flight; so no in-flight entertainment (no problem though)"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I was charge a terribly high exchange rate for this tickets! Not acceptable at all."

Cons: "The seats don't even recline, so I could not lie back to rest. The entertainment system was very bad, didn't provide earphones and could barely see the screen. I would not choose to fly this airline again."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Late"

Pros: "I liked playing tetris and pacman with a controller that was like that of a console. My flight had a lot of empty seats, and I noticed they staggered the seating so that there was nobody in front of me or behind me. Flight crew was genuinely nice and helpful even though we didn't speak the same language. The little cup holder was actually pretty cool. There even seemed to be ample leg room compared to other Chinese international flights I've been on. I've flown previously with china southern and China eastern, so that is my basis for comparison."
Cons: "They didn't give me boarding passes for both flights (had a long layover in china). Other airlines printed both at the start of trip. This added quite a bit of confusion for me, seemingly unnecessarily. Also, I'm a bit disappointed in their free hotel room deal for long layovers. When I had a long layover previously with either china southern or china easter (can't remember which one), I got my own free hotel room, a free meal, and a free ride to and from the hotel. That was a real perk for my 12 hour layover. The deal with xiaman is you get a free hotel room, but you have to share it with a stranger of the same gender, and you have to pay for taxi to and from the hotel. Although you do supposedly get a free meal, I chose not to take them up on the hotel offer. Instead I took them up on their transfers lounge. This is a dark, quiet room full of dingy, dirty padded chairs and people sprawled out and snoring. I would have stayed more than 15 minutes if there were more phone charging plugs, but instead I went and ate mcdonalds and found a plug in at the kfc. Aside from all that, I would suggest getting some better Hollywood movies to choose from, as xiamen's competition has them beat there as well, in my opinion."

Pros: "None"
Cons: "I didn’t realize that Chinese transit visa is needed to transfer at Xiamen airport. When I bought the tickets, I wasn’t notified nor advised to get the Chinese visa. The Xiamen rep at Lax didn’t let me board first and I explained and they gave me the visa waiver paperwork. It was so much of hassle. I’ve laid over many Chinese cities via different airlines and never had any problems. Will not fly again on Xiamen!!"

Pros: "787 Dreamliner layout is efficient, generous legroom and recline is better than American carriers. Crew works as team, fast and courteous. Very helpful and professional, Water offered frequently, trash pick up kept cabin neat, bathrooms always clean. Passenger announcements are clear and crisp is English and Chinese."
Cons: "Really, no complaints. More entertainment choices would be appreciated however is not my priority."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Nothing. I was sent to two long layovers in China and was told they were too long for them to take me without a visa for China. I was not told I needed one for any layover. I had to purchase a ticket on another site to get home or be stranded in Manila. Kayak doesn't have a customer service number to fix this."

Pros: "Flew business class. Cabin crew was some of the most attentive I have experienced. Food was very good and nicely presented. Pillows could be better, but had two. Same with blankets. One thick and puffy, the other lighter. Nice for temperature regulation."
Cons: "First leg lax - Tao delayed almost 3 hours. Fortunately the 2nd leg was delayed 1.5 hours. 3rd leg on this itinerary was also delayed, I could have made the flight, but they gave my seat away. It was a bit of a Charlie Foxtrot rearranging flights and overnighting Hotel. 2.5 hours. A supervisor was needed to sort it all out. We will see if the above was bad circumstances or not. I run the same itinerary in reverse on the way home in a week."

Cons: "Why is my passport number wrong?"

Pros: "The number of take offs equaled the number of landings :)"

Pros: "New and very clean airplane. Appears to be an inch or two more room between the seats on the 787 to and from China. Good boarding procedure."
Cons: "The actual flights were ok. The experience at the airports was the reason for the below average rating. They are not set up to handle transit passengers. The signage in English is poor or nonexistant. The overall level of English for the airport staff is very poor. One goes upstsirs/downstairs nunerous times. Because the second portion of WF858 is domestic flight, the passenger needs to exit the terminal and re-enter as an international passenger. Numerous security and passport lines. I found the movie selection to be poor with few non-violent movies available. Will not fly this route again."

Pros: "Plane was new and clean. Flight crew was very friendly. Liked the mood lighting during the flight. Good selection of films to watch during the long flight."
Cons: "The food was okay but they ran out of selection a couple of times so I had no choice what to eat. But that’s it nothing else I didn’t like. Really good airline."

Pros: "Nothing. never boarded. Took the train instead."
Cons: "1 hour connection. I missed my flight because the flight out of LAX got delayed."

Pros: "No problem with staff"
Cons: "Food is okay"

Pros: "1. Friendly crew and attention 2. Affordable direct flight from LAX to XMN 3. Good timing"
Cons: "1. Seat cushion is too thin, resulting in painful butt after 12-14 hrs flight 2. The in-seat screen doesn't tilt, thus when front passenger reclined seat, the screen is right in front of your face (less than 5-inches). You need to crank your neck down to watch any programming which results in neck pain 3. Entertainment and food have much room to improve"

Cons: "I was very sick and contagious and asked for a single person hotel room for the night before a connecting flight. It was not accommodated. It would have cost extra 100-200 yuan. Then when we asked for the shuttle to the hotel, the security at the departures level meant we could not exit and be picked up. No one could arrange pick up at arrivals. Instead we paid for a taxi ourselves. Poor service and coordination, especially considering I could barely talk and just badly needed a rest."

Pros: "I liked the price of the trip and free hotel for long transit time."
Cons: "Early arrival in Xiamen (5am) nothing open and no way to exchange money for taxi or food. Eventually found ATM that solved that problem. Wasn't dressed for or expecting the cold weather. Communications were a problem."

Cons: "My keychain was ripped off from my baggage despite me hiding it. It was stolen by their baggage handler and the airline refused to admit liability and was protecting it Staff. Xiamenair is a corrupted airline which I will not take in the future!"

Cons: "Nobody helped me switch my flight around, I hate you."

Pros: "I like the price but best of all the service and the attention given to us by all staff members."
Cons: "Everything was great!"

Pros: "Crew from lax to xiamen were good they took care of my meal from xiamen to bkk . They offered me their food which was pretty generous of them"
Cons: "I called 24 hrs prior to my flight to ask for Vegetarian meal but that was not available... There was so much problem with food . And the toilets were very very dirty :("

Pros: "Seat were comfortable , staff friendly"
Cons: "The long layover"

Pros: "Two meals plus sandwich in between were enough to keep me from getting hungry."
Cons: "Boarding line was too long. There was no grouping which means there was a bit of disorder. A check-in counter agent was super slow. Other agents had a supervisor watching over their shoulders so they were much more efficient. The flight ran out of hot tea... but got refilled later. Need more tea cuz most passengers were Chinese."

Pros: "Nice new plane, efficient crew, lots of food ... if a bit bland. Airline provided a free hotel in Ciamen for the overnight."
Cons: "Terrible paper shuffle in Shenzhen getting a require temporary visa, because the leg from Shenzhen to Xiamen was domestic. 2 hours or paper shuffle during which they took away our passports, with no guidance in English about what the heck was happening"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "They will cheat u of money. Somehow. Beware."

Pros: "I was forced to buy a new ticket home, which made me discover how wonderful Japan Airlines is..."
Cons: "How are these people still in business? The only people answering customer service hotlines were from the main HQ who only spoke Chinese and would immediately transfer callers to a line for “forgeiners” which would just ring awhile and then disconnect. Same thing happened for at least 10 different people stranded by cancelled flights, even had people trying to call for me from the US. A travel agency was able to switch my friends flights, only to be blocked at his gate by an uninformed Xiamen agent saying he needed a visa for his layover in China, ultimately forcing him to buy a whole new ticket. Xiamen never answered, reimbursed, or recitified any of this. On the flight there, flight attendants had attitudes and SMOKED IN AIRPLANE, it STANK like an ashtray!!! And the food was the worst I ever encountered."

Pros: "Nice and friendly. Chinese is always spoken first then followed by English. Pillow and blanket provided."
Cons: "Window seat on a 14 hour flight has its pros and cons. Little more room vs having to wake people up to get up and walk or go to bathroom."

Pros: "Crews, food. Also Transfer Lounge in Xiamen is a good place without charge."
Cons: "Boarding because we have to take bus at Xiamen airport.Also, security checks at Xiamen are very complicated."

Pros: "I really liked the space in Business and the priority boardings in Asia. Worth every penny. Food was great. A lil slow on serving alcohol though. Very relaxing trip."
Cons: "Not much. Liked I mentioned, slow on serving the alcohol. You have to push to get a drink."

Cons: "The flight was delayed due to air traffic control. Subsequently I missed my connecting flight -- Xiamen to Manila that evening and had to spend another night in China. Next flight out of Xiamen was 6pm, Nov 2. Xiamen ground staff was very helpful in booking me the option to fly China Southern to Guangzhou the night of Nov 1, stay for free in a hotel, and then take the 0835 morning China Southern flight from Guangzhou to Manila. It was difficult to identify the right people to speak with and get clear assistance and direction in both Xiamen and Guangzhou."

Cons: "I missed the connecting flight and was rerouted on a Nov 2, 8:35am China Southern flight from Guangzhou to Manila"

Pros: "Crew and staff are professional and worked well together, fairly efficient"
Cons: "Upon landing, there was a problem with airport customs and immigration which prevented the passengers from leaving the plane. Crew needs to be more proactive with (1) passengers getting up too early and blocking the aisle out of turn. An elder woman was trying to get her bags and exit her row and passengers from behind were not letting her collect and exit. I stopped the rude people from the back who were getting off out of turn. Instructions need to be issued, let people get off the plane in orderly fashion. and (2) crew did not inform passengers what was happening with immigration and customs holdings things up until I hit the service button a few times. Tell the passengers what is going on rather than allow tempers to heat up"

Pros: "Hostess"

Pros: "Hostess"

Pros: "787 Dreamliner's hardscape was new and clean. IFE was decent but had some anomalies (can't take off of pause unless you shut off screen, select same movie and resume). Food was fairly decent and plentiful. Think a cheap chinese diner & you've got it."
Cons: "Crew was efficient but can't speak Englsh worth a nickel! While I have a limited ability in Mandarin (think 5yo vocab), the announcements in Engrish was almost as bad as some of the translations in many Chinese products. I pity the people who can't understand ANY Chinese: they could not possibly get most of the announcements. They should really get at least 1 FA that can speak and understand English. The signage in Xiamen (I was transiting from LAX to TPE) was amazingly poor and confusing. You basically stumble from 1 floor to another based on the signage. The airport was actually very large for what appears to be a medium size city."

Pros: "International carriers kick butt on US domestic carriers. As a A+ SWA traveler, I know my 787s like the back of my hand. Xiamen had a Business class section (small & unfortunately: untested by me). Economy was as expected but imagine getting a Bao (chicken) & packaged fruit, pastries, pickled cucumbers. Hey, beats a pack of peanuts. You could also get a white or red wine (didn't try them) - all for the price of admission. Take that UA, Delta, & AA! Why can't foreign carriers bring their game to the US routes and really give some competition!"
Cons: "No entertainment (there was some fold down screens playing some ads) but the volume was so low that nobody paid any attention to it. At least someone can read a sentence in English (and there were pre-recorded anouncements)."

Pros: "I love the fact that the program that launches the flight were pretty new, but the fact is; everything run like a well oiled machine. From customer service to departure everything went smoothly. Since the flight was brand new not a lot of people knew about they're great deal. I bought a one way ticket to xiamen because I will be working a school teacher. I didn't realized til later on that it's possible for someone with a z visa to receive an extra 23kg check in baggage for free. I contacted the customer service who replied within a day and everything was fixed. Now, I've been travelling a good amount to China and US, so far the food that are good is xiamen airlines. It's healthy, not greasy, and my stomach didn't hurt."
Cons: "For now ? Nothing. It's my first time riding this airline and I would definitely pick this than China southern or eastern airlines. I have been disappointed with them too many times.... food suck, cramped leg space, and an overabundance of delayed and cancelled flights. Need improvement: it would be nice if the flight attendant don't assume every Asian is Chinese. Over and over the flight attendants would suggest food options, snacks, and drinks in chinese. I understand this won't be the first nor would it be the last that someone would mistaken me as a native Chinese speaker. Overall, the whole experience was amazing!"

Pros: "Their price"
Cons: "Delays, delays and more delays. Then cancellations after!!!"

Pros: "The entertainment system the company provides for international flights is very nice. Movies and games keep you entertained."
Cons: "Flight was Shanghai to Fuzhou, 10 hour layover and Fuzhou to JFK. Our flight from Shanghai to Fuzhou was delayed for 3 hours for "inclement weather" - it was clear in Shanghai. Flight company communicated to progressive, who the flight was booked through, that the flight would be an hour late, so I received a text saying new departure time would be an hour later. This was false. After that hour the only messages we were getting at the airport were "flight is delayed, new departure time will be announced later". We arrived in Fuzhou 3 hours later, at 0300. The bus ride to the hotel provided by the airline is one hour each way, and our connecting flight was 0900, so it was a waste of time to try to get to the hotel. This means we just stayed in the airport all night and boarded our next 15 hour flight with no sleep, no shower and nothing to eat. Customer service for flight would announce turbulence every 3 minutes, even after plane was having turbulence for 10-15 minutes. This freezes entertainment. Etc etc. many other small disorganized things as well."

Pros: "Flight crew very courteous. Xiamen Airline crews are always very good, and most flights are pleasant."
Cons: "3 hour delay, with no explanation given!"

Pros: "Seats was ok not very comfortable . They don’t understand English . Before food served there is announcement for apologies for not choice. I ask her about food , what is this she said I don’t know. They don’t know what they are serving. It taste was horrible. That was the desert with food."
Cons: "They have to learn English and serve the better quality of food."

Cons: "Without any explanation, Air China delayed my flight from Beijing to Hong Kong for 3 hours and ground staff still had an bad attitude toward hundreds of passengers asking questions."

Pros: "Cheap price."
Cons: "The food was not great. No USB chargers. Other passengers were noisy."

Pros: "Crew are okay. Lucky, there wasn’t that many people on the plane."
Cons: "Rest room need clean more and food wasn’t that good."

Cons: "The flight should be on time"

Pros: "seat upgrade"
Cons: "food quality"

Pros: "Food Problem !!"
Cons: "Worst Food"

Pros: "Very professional flight crew"
Cons: "-10 degrees and people hoarded in a bus to board an international flight that has no access to aerobridge. Vegetarian food for Air China is rice and boiled vegetables. Broken entertainment system. In short, the flight was disappointing"

Pros: "Ms. Liu/Chang is one of lovely cabin crew,bring me awesome smile and unforgettable nice experience"

Cons: "The Beijing-Mumbai flight was in an old plane, with old facilities, and with an extremely slow and ultimately unuseable entertainment system. Cabin was very dry."

Pros: "The service"

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Relatively comfortable, easy flight"
Cons: "No entertainment options. We were delayed a good amount, just sat on the runway."

Pros: "In-flight entertainment was pretty good - I watched 2 movies and a couple nature documentaries. Food was decent."
Cons: "Seats are horribly uncomfortable especially for a tall person. The "C" shape plus the headrest jutting out so far make it impossible to get comfortable enough to fall asleep and there is very little leg room. I had finally drifted off when my friend poked me awake because they were serving dinner even though there were about 4 hours left in the flight. I was half asleep and had no appetite so I ended up giving them the whole tray back. There was also a shrill toddler several rows ahead of us who was yapping loudly for the entire second half of the flight. I obviously understand that children will be children and it was a long flight, but would have been nice if staff had asked the parents to try to quiet him down as they were not attempting to do so at all. Finally, our bags did not make it onto the next flight in time."

Pros: "Service was OK"
Cons: "They have us sit in airplane from 8 am till 10:45 am. In the airplane over 2 1/2 hours that is unheard of We finally arrived in shaman at 2 PM So we have for our steel late due to unknown reason After travel from JFK to Beijing China 15 hours and three hours layover +3 half hours sitting in the airplane that is just ridiculous"

Pros: "Clean inside,"
Cons: "Too short switching time, cause missing next flight when I went to China; when I am back to America, the flight canceled because of weather, nobody help change the ticket, not good service"

Pros: "Crew was very, very attentive, food was really good, entertainment system was great. Will definitely fly Air China again, especially on their 777"

Pros: "Flight was smooth and food is average on the plane."
Cons: "Arrival in Beijing so late and missing the flight to go to Manila then we have to stay overnight there. Staffs at the airport very rude and does'nt communicate or explain what's going on. Brought to a dirty hotel without eating at 1am and have to take shuttle bus at 4am back to airport for 8.05 flight. Unable to inform my family about the delay because cannot sign on wifi. Very tired, exhausted and disappointed."

Pros: "Leg room"
Cons: "Flight amenities & entertainment, imited English and baggage service."

Pros: "They tried their best to accomodate but didn't do much to make everyone feel treated well."
Cons: "Flight changed three times with different times. In the end we were delayed for 5 hours and missed connecting flights. They offered a $15 food voucher and forced people to sleep together in a hotel room since they refused to let people who came alone have their own room. They rebooked and made it a complete waste of a vacation day while we wait to board a new flight in the middle of the afternoon."

Pros: "Free booze."
Cons: "Temperature was too hot, food was bad, excessive flight notifications kept me awake and the landing preparatipn started an hour before landing. The landing was extremely rough and unsafe."

Cons: "Service was better than expected"

Cons: "The plane was delayed over one hour for take off in Shanghai"

Pros: "It’s was ok"
Cons: "Food was not that great"

Cons: "Nobody was even at the counter? Only a sign saying the flight was cancelled. Worst experience at the airport I've ever had."

Pros: "Staff were quite helpful and both flights were on time - very cheap which made the things I didn’t like acceptable"
Cons: "There wasn’t really any legroom (I’m about 1.74m) or much comfort and the plane itself was really loud - not used to that from long distance flights. Two out of four meals were okay."

Cons: "Food was awful Confusing why we weren’t allowed our phones on airplane mode."

Cons: "Delayed flights, missed connections, lost luggage"

Pros: "The staff was very pleasant."

Cons: "This was like flying in the 90's. The seats were super small and uncomfortable my TV didn't work and they wouldn't let me use my phone (even on fly mode) and the Beijing international airport didn't have WiFi."

Pros: "Service was nice and quick. Plane wasn’t too crowded."
Cons: "It was abnormally cold on the plane, which made relaxing difficult."

Cons: "LOST MY LUGGAGE FOR 5 DAYS AND COULD CARE LESS ABOUT MAKING AMENDS. UNBELIEVABLE."

Pros: "It was very cost effective. A great price for the trip."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "i give 0 star"

Pros: "It's good valyfor money"
Cons: "I had a a delay in Bangkok for 2:30 min almost lost the connection in Beijing. In Beijing all very disorganized. The connection gate was closed and when open they had a hide line. Not a goood connection center. The airplane could be cleaner Also the entertainment system is bad and a lunch old movies or in Chinese. I flew business and it was ok. Could be much better. Funnily they lost my luggage. The people here in JFK looks very lost. I hope I get them soon."

Cons: "Food and Entertainment was worst. I travel 2nd time with Air China. This I feel like traveling with local Chinese service not like international service"

Pros: "Comfort level was OK. There was slightly better than average legroom, but still not enough room to prevent the person behind me from kicking into my seatback the entire flight"
Cons: "2 verysmall meals of rice with vegetables and roll with margarine were served. No other snacks offered during flight. Next time will take care to pack my own lunch and snacks for flight."

Pros: "Crew and plane boarding"
Cons: "Flight delayed around 2 hours"

Cons: "Flight did not exist, missed connecting flight"

Cons: "Entertainment outdated"

Pros: "Very relaxed service. You can get something to eat or drink whenever you want. Made a long trip enjoyable.."
Cons: "Was hoping for the crew from the flight from LA to Manila. They were the best. Helped make the flight seem shorter."

Pros: "Most of crew members are very nice and kind."
Cons: "The entertainment system didn't work"

Pros: "I flew from Houston to Beijing and overall not much to complain about. Flight was on time and boarding was well organized. In flight service was also good and the flight attendants were very nice. Just know that some of them have limited English so don't expect them to understand everything you say which is understandable. I'm sure they wonder why we don't speak Chinese. I ordered special meal which was good and you can have wine in economy if you want. Flight arrived on time. All in all flight was good."
Cons: "Wish we could check in online but for international flights I understand why they need you to check in at the airport with your passport."

Pros: "NOTHING"
Cons: "Small B737 air-craft Delays, delays, delays Cabin Temperature"

Pros: "Ppl r ok to work on plants,"
Cons: "Almost everything is sucks, I will never forget these horrible experiences in my life."

Cons: "Rude staff at PEK. Very unhelpful in dealing with a missed connection."

Pros: "The staff was pleasant and always on top of things. The food was also excellent and I appreciate how often thet provided water."
Cons: "The seats were cramped to the point where it was awfully hard for me to sit properly. The entertainment touch screens also froze quite often."

Pros: "Newish aircraft and comfortable seats"

Pros: "Great selection of movies, friendly flight crew."
Cons: "Food was ok."

Cons: "Ok"

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